• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 133

    AN EGYPTIAN CORNELIAN NECKLACE

    NEW KINGDOM-LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 1550-343 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN CORNELIAN NECKLACE
    NEW KINGDOM-LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 1550-343 B.C.
    Composed of sixteen lotus seed pendants of varying size, interspersed with barrel-shaped beads, centred by a pendant cylindrical amulet with snake head, re-strung with a modern gold clasp


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    For snake head amulets, cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London 1994, p. 84, no. 86.

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    Provenance

    Acquired on the French market, 1990s.